Meanwhile, consultants Katharine Wynne and Christian Cowley have left the business to become head of investor relations at Debenhams and Kingfisher respectively.
Hughes has been EMEA editor of Reuters’ Breakingviews since 2012.
"His wealth of experience as a journalist covering a wide range of corporate situations, and his technical expertise, will add significantly to our advisory capability and the value that we are able to add to our clients," said Tulchan managing partner David Shriver.
New clients for 2015 have included sustainable technology supplier Johnson Matthey, energy company GDF SUEZ, online retailer AO World, technology repair company Regenersis, medical device producer Tissue Regenix and new leadership teams at Balfour Beatty and technology outsourcing business Quindell.
"These client wins continue a strong performance of new client wins in 2014. We are looking forward to 2015 with confidence," said Shriver.